No delu­sions, Idlewild star Roddy is on the road

East Kilbride News - - THE TICKET -

Idlewild front­man Roddy Woomble will bring his latest solo album to Air­drie later this month.

The singer-song­writer will be at Air­drie Town Hall on Friday, Oc­to­ber 27.

He re­cently re­leased his latest solo album, The De­luder, and will be play­ing tracks from it and from through­out his back cat­a­logue.

The new album touches upon Roddy turn­ing 40, the em­pha­sis placed on peo­ple ag­ing, look­ing back over his life and the choices he has made along the way.

He said: “The sig­nif­i­cance (of turn­ing 40) is ei­ther there or not, it de­pends on your cir­cum­stance and how much time, thought, and angst you care to put into it. “The De­luder’ might be some sort of re­ac­tion, maybe jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, in the con­text of my life, my re­la­tion­ships, my choices...”

After Idlewild’s 2015 album Ev­ery­thing Ever Writ­ten, the band were set on writ­ing and record­ing an­other album straight away, and they started that process off.

How­ever, ev­ery­one’s life took over in one way or an­other and they de­cided to take a break from a new record for the time be­ing, lead­ing Roddy to fo­cus again on his solo ca­reer. Up in the He­brides, with win­ter ap­proach­ing Roddy de­cided to start with an­other sort of record, and the songs even­tu­ally be­came his most per­sonal, in­tro­spec­tive album.

Work­ing mainly with An­drew Mitchell (gui­tar and bass) Danny Grant (drums, pro­gram­ming) and Lu­ciano Rossi (piano, key­boards, bass) over the win­ter of 2016/17 in Ed­in­burgh, Lon­don and the Isle of Mull he recorded and mixed the album The De­luder.

The record was pro­duced and per­formed by the four of them, with con­tri­bu­tions from other long stand­ing col­lab­o­ra­tors Han­nah Fisher (vi­o­lin & vo­cals) and Sor­ren Ma­clean (gui­tar).

As front­man of Scot­tish indie rock band Idlewild, Roddy has notched up eight ac­claimed al­bums and three com­pi­la­tions, two of which charted in the UK top ten.

They have re­leased 12 UK top 40 sin­gles and have toured through­out the world, as a head­line act, and also as sup­port to REM, U2, Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones amongst oth­ers.

Tick­ets for the Roddy Woomble gig are priced at £15 and the show will start at 7.30pm.

To book tick­ets visit www. cul­turenl.co.uk or call 01698 403120. MORE ON NEXT PAGE

Solo Roddy Woomble will play Air­drie

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